If this year had a theme then it would be travel although there is still a fair amount of sedimentary living done in between. I haven’t really documented my travels in writing other than the lazy snippets I publish on Instagram but I shall attempt to, here, with more (I hope) exciting photographs and sufficient dosage of narrative.

After much dreaming and an ironically minimal amount of planning I packed my bags and flew to one of my favourite cities in the world- Sydney, Australia. It was really a bizarre chain of incidents that led me to this adventure. I’ve only dreamed of visiting Sydney since my teenage years but nothing really happened beyond my daydreaming and talking/singing about the city for years. I had Cambodia initially planned for October/November but an old friend’s question about Sydney gave me that final push to just go and make it happen. And I did!

As I mentioned, after much dreaming and an ironically minimal amount of planning, and armed with my trusted-all-time-favourite DK Eyewitness Travel guide, I flew out to Sydney.

The night flight from Kuala Lumpur meant that I’ll arrive early morning in Sydney. After a short rendezvous with our friends at the airport we headed out into the city for a long, aimless, albeit exhilarating, walk through the city (I think my Fitbit clocked in about 20+km by end of that day, yay!).

After a swift check-in at our accommodation, we meandered through the city, hopped from park to park and ended our excursion with a stroll along the Sydney Harbour on to the Circular Quay before our late dinner on George Street.

img_8049
White cockatoos strewn all over the city. One of the birds that characterise Australia and definitely our favourite.
img_8051
The boys.
img_8052
One of many Jacarandas we love so much. Easily one of our favourite Australian trees.
img_8053
Downtown Sydney, just off Pitt Street.
img_8056
Grabbed a sandwich and went for a picnic at Hyde Park. At this point it was so bright and sunny the boys debated whether they should risk exposing themselves to the strong Australian UVs, lol!
img_8064
Captain Cook statue standing at the edge of Hyde Park.
img_8074
It was beginning of spring in Australia. Amazing weather saw many weddings like here or in the parks.
img_8101
Another one of our favourite trees, the Eucalyptus.

img_8105

img_8110
Dusk looming over this magical city.
img_8111
The onset of the Royal Botanic Garden which incidentally celebrated its 200th anniversary this year.

img_8121

img_8138
The pinnacle view from the Botanic Garden.
img_8175
Sydney Opera House.
img_8149
The man who made (and makes) my dreams come true :’-)
img_8256
Circular Quay.
img_8264
The amazing, buzzing Rocks at night.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s